A brief look at the band of juvenile delinquents that would become the seed from which the Kelly Gang’s network of sympathisers would sprout.
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The whole of the members of the gang were very jolly, and Ned told us that they had come there to settle the black trackers, and that he would be on the spot when the train ran over the culvert, and would shoot all who were not killed. We knew we could do nothing, and therefore did not take any steps to warn those in the train of the danger. Every member of the gang was then sober. They showed us their armor, and seemed to think that the police could do them no harm. At half-past two on Monday morning Ned Kelly said something to the effect that he did not think the special train was coming, and I then asked him if we could go home. He said ‘Yes,’ and I thanked him.
Her residence, a four-roomed slab hut, with a bark roof, stands in the middle of a paddock comprising about 40 acres. It is within a short distance from a mountain called Quarry Hill, whence a good view of the surrounding country can be obtained. Within the paddock there were two or three horses and as many cows, and there were a few fowls and a tame kangaroo about the house. But the place presented a gloomy, desolate appearance. There was a very small kitchen garden, but there was no other land under cultivation. Some of the panes of glass in the windows were broken, and, excepting that some creepers had very recently been planted at the foot of the verandah posts, no attempt had been made to beautify the house, or make this home look homely.
To date the most accurate dramatic on-screen depiction of the Kelly story is the 1980 television mini-series The Last Outlaw. Though far from perfect, it comes very close at times to being spot on. The series was originally imagined as a sprawling epic over around a dozen movie-length episodes like the previous production by the […]
The Kelly armour is one of the most famous, and popular, symbols in Australian culture. It has helped to elevate Ned Kelly from being a mere bushranger to being a symbol of rebellion. But, how did it come to be and how have these four steel suits become such important historical relics? This article will give you all you need to know.
A contemporary new report describing the siege and Ned Kelly’s arrival in Melbourne.
A contemporary news report covering the immediate aftermath of the siege.
A quick overview of key points about the historical outlaw.
A collection of illustrations and associated text from an issue of the Australasian Sketcher.
Steve Hart visits Ann Jones’s tea rooms in Wangaratta in the days before his outlawry.